Softball finishes 3rd in weekend tournament

The varsity softball team competed in the Southlake Tournament and finished 3rd out 32 teams. The Lady Vikings finished with a 3-2 record for the weekend.

On Thursday the Lady Vikings played a pair of non-bracket games and split. In the first game junior Brittney Jones suffered her first loss of the season. Jones, junior Reagan Boenker and senior Meagan Kraatz all had a pair of hits. After Whitehouse took a 4-1 lead the Lady Vikings answered in the top of the 6th with 6 runs to take a 7-4 lead. Unfortunately the lead wouldn’t last as the Cats answered with four runs to out score the Lady Vikings 8-7.

In game two Kraatz lead off the game with an inside the park home run as the Lady Vikings jumped out to a 4-0 lead. They had to hold off a comeback by the Haltom Buffs for a 4-3 win. Sophomore Rebecca Peirce picked up her second victory and senior Hanna Parker came in for her first save of the year. Sophomores Courtney Meier and Taylor Curtis along with Boenker led the offense with two hits each.

Day two saw the Lady Vikings open up bracket play. The Lady Vikings combined to score 30 runs in two victories defeating Weatherford 10-0 in six innings and Canyon Randall 20-1 in six innings. Against Weatherford, Parker improves her record to 3-0 on the mound, striking out 9 and helped herself offensively going 3-3. Kraatz also added 3 hits. Against Canyon Randall, an 11 run 6th inning paved the way for Jones to improve her record to 2-1. Jones and senior Kenna Buxbaum both had 5-5 game.

In Saturday’s semifinal the Lady Vikings suffered their worse loss of the young season 10-0 to a senior laden Flower Mound team. The loss drops Peirce to 2-1 on the season. Jones would get a pair of hits for the Lady Vikings.

The 7-2 Lady Vikings will begin their final season in district 12-5A traveling to take on defending district champion Belton at 7pm on Tuesday February 28th.